A 13-year-old boy has committed suicide by hanging himself in Chumani village, Kilifi North, after allegedly being denied money he won in a betting game.
Evans Kadenge was a Class Four pupil at Kararacha Primary School. Reports indicate the minor hanged himself on Sunday after he lost a fight with his 15-year-old uncle over a gamble.
The uncle allegedly denied the boy Sh100 he had won in a game three days earlier, sparking a quarrel.
Chumani Location Chief Maitha Thoya said the two had gambled on a promise that whoever wins would get Sh100.
According to the chief, Kadenge won but his uncle refused to part with the cash.
Confirming the incident, Kilifi OCPD Alexander Makau said they had started an investigations into the death and had summoned the boy’s uncle.